Dennis Gault, tycoon and fishing fanatic, was only the first of private eye R.J. Decker's problems. Hired by Gault to investigate cheating on the Florida bass-fishing circuit, Decker found himself surrounded by murder, obsession and a plethora of characters from beyond the fringe, to whom catching bass was more fun than sex. Pretty soon, Decker's own neck is on the line as he discovers that fishing in Florida doesn't involve just killing bass...'A careful reading of Double Whammy will do more to damage the Florida tourist trade than anything except an actual visit to Florida' P.J. O'Rourke 'I went for Double Whammy hook, line and sinker, and I think you will too' Washington Post 'An outrageously entertaining high-protein experience' Observer
Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. His previous novels are Tourist Season, Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Strip Tease, Stormy Weather, Lucky You and Sick Puppy, which together have been translated into twenty languages. Since 1979 he has worked at the Miami Herald as a magazine writer, investigative reporter and metropolitan columnist.
'Crime fiction at its most entertaining' - Mail on Sunday
'America's finest satirical novelist . . . Hiaasen is the blazing conscience of the sunshine state' - Observer
'Carl Hiaasen is Florida's poet laureate . . . a unique satirical talent' - Financial Times
'Anarchic humour, in-your-face satire and bizarre violence' - Irish Times